Swim, Bike, and Visit a Casino
A day trip to Mississippi’s coastal towns can be a perfect addition to a Louisiana vacation. Located between 80 and 90 miles from the city center of New Orleans, Gulfport, Biloxi, and Ocean Springs are ideal spots for sunbathing, swimming, relaxing, and even gambling. Tourists who want to take in a bit of low-key pleasure like to drive to these coastal sports to try their luck at Beau Rivage casino in Biloxi, taste local craft beer at Crooked Letter in Ocean City, and sink their toes in the sand in the Gulf of Mississippi.
View 19th-Century Modernist Pottery and Architecture
Anywhere a traveler heads on the Gulf-Biloxi stretch in Mississippi can offer hours, or a full day, of relaxation and enjoyment. In Biloxi, it’s fun to visit the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, which showcases “The Mad Potter of Biloxi” George Ohr’s work in a building designed by Frank Gehry. This great attraction allows visitors to the opportunity to view 19th-century Southern modernist pottery and contemporary architecture, in one spectacular space. There are many other fun places to explore in this area.